Lumbar Energumen, 2020 with Jennifer Redmond. Image courtesy of the artists.
Eavan Aiken is a multimedia artist from Louth. Her work interrogates systems and often takes a critical view of media structures and queers the landscape both digitally and In Real Life (IRL) refuting the distinction, her work places the body in these structures in all its fleshiness.
Rooted in the Netherland’s media art scene, as VJ Roborant, Eavan performed live visuals across Europe and South America, and was supported by arts bodies such as the Mondriaan Fund. Her Roborant practice was grounded in the live experience of large scale experimental animation, generative video, glitch and live drawing.
Her current research interests are in the work of female revolutionaries, subbass frequencies and techno feminisms past, present and future.
Her documentary film Toasted, made with Gregory Dunn, screened at Cork and Dingle International FIlm Festivals and won best short at The IFI’s Doumentary Festival. Most recently her work Behold! The Anchoress, made with writer Edwin Kelly, featured at the PG Translation Symposium at the University of East Anglia. She was an associate artist at A Fair Land, IMMA.
Eavan is an Associate Artist with AEMI and a member of LUX Critical Forum, Cork. She holds a BA in Digital Film from SAE Amsterdam and an MA in Art Research & Collaboration with IADT, Dun Laoghaire.

Memoirs of a Space Mother, an Astropoetic Sci Fi Essay Film (installation view at Galway Arts Centre) image courtsey of the artist.

Treasa O'Brien is a filmmaker based in Ireland, London and Utopia. Making fiction, experimental moving image and documentary but most interested when these distinctions collapse. Exploring art, politics, poetry, social change, the individual and the collective, ecstatic truth, storytelling, reality, the usual. She is the founder of Stinging Hornet Films, which produces her own films and some co-productions and collaborative projects.  She is part of the team working on Precarious Trajectories, a research project on migration and the Mediterranean sea, and recently filmed in Greece for the upcoming BBC documentary Year of the Migrant (dir. Sue Clayton). She studied filmmaking in Goldsmiths, London (MA) and visual art in Limerick School of Art & Design (BA), and participated in ESoDoc and Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School.
Rock Uprising, image courtesy of the artist.
Laura Fitzgerald’s practice is a self-reflexive, a self-critical comment on how it is to be an artist and human. She is making paintings about human behaviour and art behaviour; the latest 1:1 you had at the office while your head was exploding; a drawing of the bullshit your therapist is trying to extradite from your head, an image of stones discussing how to take back control of the land or a video explaining how sheep and cows are curators. Her work is trying to be useful. She is very worried that making art is – in fact – useless so she is making herself believe; that art can be so radically useless, it can provide some relief from contemporary anxiety and stress. Or it could make you laugh. A momentary cosmic rip in the here and now. She is concentrating on using humour as a tool within this work, as an anti-depressant or a coping strategy to everyday lived experience.Recent shows and screenings include: Headcase, at the RHA Ashford Gallery, Futures, Series 3, Episode 2, RHA Gallery, Brief Encounters between Structure & Agency, the Irish Film Institute and Lucian’s Neighbours, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Fitzgerald will develop a new film for EVA Platforms Commission 2020 and is in receipt of a bursary award from the Arts Council to support her work in 2019 – 20. She is a recent recipient EMERGENCE Visual Art Award 2019 which she applied for nine times. Laura was recently shortlisted for the Golden Cleric Fleece Award. She will continue to apply for this award up to seventeen further times, after which she will give up. She is currently in residence at the Firestation Artists’ Studios until late 2020. She is from Inch in Kerry and greatly fears living in the real world.
Between the Storms, filmed on the acre around the artist’s studio over the Winter 2017-18, image courtesy of the artist.
Lisa Fingleton lives in Ballybunion and received an MA in documentary film at Goldsmiths College, London in 2015. She is also a Fine Art graduate from NCAD. In May 2015 the Irish Film Institute hosted a special retrospective screening of her work entitled The Power of The Personal Story. Her solo exhibition Holding True Ground (2018) at An Taín, Dundalk, built on her previous food projects with farmers and growers, supported by Siamsa Tire and Kerry County Council Arts Office.
The Local Food Project
, Lisa’s first publication was officially launched at Listowel Food Festival in November 2018. The book explores the power of growing and eating local food.

Pine Square, Produced by Michael Holly and Lauren Guillery, 2020 (trailer) image courtsey of the artists.

Michael Holly is an artist and documentary filmmaker from Ballyduff. A current Irish Research Council PhD scholar in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, he holds an MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dún Laoghaire. Working with video, sound, installation and photography in parafictional and documentary investigations into local and national identities. Michael has exhibited widely as a video, sound and installation artist. His research interests focus on the intersection of contemporary art and documentary film, new technologies and strategies in participatory filmmaking, and representations of the GAA as a cultural institution in contemporary documentary fil